Q. My workplace is introducing hot-desking. While I don’t mind my own germs, I’m not too happy about sharing with everyone else. Is there a disinfectant for keyboard, mouse and phone?
A. The average desk harbours more disease-causing bacteria than your toilet seat. And given that some cold and flu bugs can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours, you have every right to be concerned. IXOS XC17-A Antibacterial Wet & Dry Wipes, £9.99 for 100 disposable wipes (01844 219000; www.ixos.co.uk), are safe to use on all plastic (except LCD screens) and metal surfaces, and claim to reduce bacteria levels by 99.9 per cent if surfaces are treated daily. Clean with a wet wipe and run over with a dry one.
I particularly love the "you have every right to be concerned'.